Civil Rights

Fifty Years Later: Wilderness & Civil Rights in the Same Breath

Fifty years ago this summer, the 88th Congress passed the Civil Rights Act and the Wilderness Act, two landmark pieces […]

Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in […]

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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago […]

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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry

Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres

Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped […]

Civil rights and union leaders at the 1963 March on Washington, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Sam Weinblatt.

A Legacy Marches On

Remembering the March on Washington 50 Years Later

“We cannot walk alone.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urged a nation to recognize that […]